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  1. Business - Economy

    Indonesia surprises with 25bp benchmark rate hike

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 03:29pm by Reuters

    ... points to 6.0 per cent on Thursday. The decision follows Bank Indonesia’s unexpected hike late Tuesday night of its overnight deposit facility rate (FASBI) by 25 basis points to 4.25 per cent ... February last year. They thought the central bank wouldn’t hike the rate until the government finally pushes up fuel prices to cut costly subsidies and contain budget and current account deficits. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1259934/indonesia-surprises-25bp-benchmark-rate-hike
  2. Spectre of rate hike after growth forecast

    Posted May 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Now that the major economies are limping back to normal, even forecasting growth from the second half of the year, the spectre of an interest rate hike is back. Retail investors ... rise even before the Fed rate hike... Hong Kong dollar interest rates are also affected by changes in the demand [for] and supply of Hong Kong dollars in the local banking system,' he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966627/spectre-rate-hike-after-growth-forecast
  3. Relief at delay in interest rate rise may be short-lived

    Posted Dec 14th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... expansion for next year, Bloomberg reported, quoting unidentified sources. Friday's RRR hike was the sixth this year and the third in a month by the central bank which has raised interest rates ... were for dealing with an overheating economy, rising inflation or negative real interest rates. 'This was behind the consensus view that the PBOC would hike interest rates in the event ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733366/relief-delay-interest-rate-rise-may-be-short-lived
  4. PBoC move suggests Beijing still cautious

    Posted May 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... effect on May 18, China's largest banks will face a 21 per cent reserve requirement, among the highest in the world. This is the fifth action this year after six hikes in 2010, each by 50 ... though it has little direct impact on the real economy and inflation'. 'We believe the room for further rate hikes is quite small this year on concerns of hot money inflows and economic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967621/pboc-move-suggests-beijing-still-cautious
  5. Bank stocks fall ahead of increase in reserve ratio

    Posted Apr 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... will be the seventh since last October and the fourth this year, underscoring the government's concerns over social unrest if inflation spins out of control. 'We expect two more reserve-ratio hikes ... declining 0.46 per cent. Mao Junhua, an analyst with China International Capital Investment (CICC), said the reserve rise and further interest-rate hikes were widely expected. 'Into May ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/965515/bank-stocks-fall-ahead-increase-reserve-ratio
  6. Business - Economy

    Australia’s central bank holds rates at 3.25pc

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:54pm

    ... 25 basis points off the cash rate, taking it to lows not seen since October 2009 when it first resumed hiking rates following the global downturn. Central bank governor Glenn Stevens said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1076100/australias-central-bank-holds-rates-325pc
  7. Business - Economy

    Fed split in June on QE timing; Bernanke sees easy policy for now

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 10:38am by Reuters

    ... sought to reassure traders that the end of asset buys will not lead to imminent interest rate hikes. “Many members indicated that decisions about the pace and composition of asset purchases were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1280141/fed-split-june-qe-timing-bernanke-sees-easy-policy-now
  8. GDP results ease fears of hard landing

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... hikes- but not an interest rate rise- were likely in the rest of this year. The ANZ Group said rapid GDP growth was likely to add to inflationary pressures, and it would be premature ... versus the US dollar in 2011 as a whole,' Liu Ligang and Zhou Hao, economists with Australia-based bank, said. Liao Qun, from Citic Bank International, said one more hike in interest rates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973439/gdp-results-ease-fears-hard-landing
  9. Beijing's mixed economic stance divides analysts

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... quarter. Wang Tao, chief China economist with UBS Securities, said: 'If July CPI is as high as or higher than the June reading, we think there may be another rate hike in August. Other than the rate hike, we expect the current prudent monetary policy stance to stay unchanged.' Li Daokui, a member of the monetary policy committee of the central bank, said on Sunday that he did ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973211/beijings-mixed-economic-stance-divides-analysts
  10. Rate rise warning spooks investors unnecessarily

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... near-zero interest rates. A recent survey showed that 90 per cent of US bond traders believed a Fed rate hike was unlikely before the end of the year. Consequently, US stocks rose, pushing the Dow ... the downward trend of mainland stocks rather than the upward trend of US shares. And more worrying for investors was the rate hike warning from Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive Norman Chan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966740/rate-rise-warning-spooks-investors-unnecessarily

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